The SACDC contracted out Food Services in 2001. Currently, all Food Service is provided by Aramark Food Services. Food Service is staffed by contracted personnel. The staff are responsible for preparing 4,000 meals daily to both inmates and Detention Center staff.
Aramark Food Services provides an approved menu, written by a registered dietician which meets the guidelines of the American Correctional Association. All meals are based on the recommended dietary allowances and the dietary reference intakes by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine. An average of 3,000 calories is offered to each inmate per day.
The SACDC has contracted medical services for inmates since 1996. All medical services are provided by VitalCore. Medical services offered in-house include: sick calls, routine dental care, mental health care, and chronic care. Medical professionals are on-site 24 hours a day; medical care is provided daily, including all holidays. The medical infirmary on-site has 22 beds for patients requiring skilled nursing attention. The infirmary is licensed and regulated through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC). Additionally, the infirmary has an on-site pharmacy, stocking most common medications (non-drug dispensing drug outlet license). The partnership between VitalCore and SACDC is designed to ensure that inmates have access to, and receive, all necessary medical care to meet all constitutional, federal, and state standards, as well as those set forth by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care – through whom SACDC maintains accreditation.
Securus was awarded the resident communications contract in November 2022. Securus Technologies® connects family and friends to the incarcerated through superior communication services. As the largest incarcerated individual communications provider, we help maintain relationships between incarcerated individuals and their family and friends through easy-to-use incarcerated individual calling options and Video Connect® from anywhere using Apple or Android smartphones, tablets or PCs.
Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serves more than 3,400 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1.2 million incarcerated individuals across North America.
Securus provides SACDC with innovated communication services through technological advancements. Our communications services include phone calls, video visits, and eMessaging. Tablets, along with entertainment and educational services, are also available through Securus. Securus makes it easy and convenient for friends and family of inmates to communicate.
Aramark was awarded the inmate commissary contract in May, 2021. Aramark provides all commissary services to inmates. Contracted personnel are on staff 5-days per week. Aramark also provides indigent kits to qualifying inmates upon request. Aramark has built into control measures which ensure a 99.9% fill rate. Aramark adheres to the Fair market Standard in pricing all good sold at the SACDC.
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